Zac Efron Officially on Fire

High School heartthrob graduates to CIA thriller; Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore and Mel Gibson round out the day's castings

By Gina Serpe Jan 28, 2010 5:26 PMTags
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Zac Efron has finally graduated from High School. Now it's time for college.

The erstwhile heartthrob is working overtime to put more distance between him and his Disneyfied past, signing on to both star in and executive produce Fire, a thriller based on the same-named graphic novel.

E! News confirms that Efron will play an undergrad who is chosen for a special CIA project that tests whether ordinary citizens can—with singing and dancing proper training—be turned into forces to be reckoned with.

We're not sure about you, but Fire's starting to sound pretty hot.


Efron's not the only one making moves on the big screen. Get the latest on Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore and Mel Gibson's new projects in our Casting Couch gallery.